Offline Installation

This guide is for users of RHEL7/CentOS7 or Ubuntu 16.04/Debian 8 without direct access to the internet and is geared towards a base install.

Planning

Please read through the Simple Automated Installation guide for prerequisites and general information before embarking on this guide.

You will need to either:

  • set up a network proxy to enable access to the public repositories, or
  • take a copy of our public Opsview Monitor repository and transfer it to a server on your target network, to create a repository mirror

Note: The repository is not browsable; a mirroring process is the best way to download all of the packages

Setting up the mirror is outside the scope of this documentation, but we suggest using a tool to achieve this such as reposync for CentOS and RHEL, or apt-mirror for Debian and Ubuntu.

The base URLs for mirroring our repositories are:

# RHEL/CentOS
https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6.4/yum/<OS>/<VERSION>/x86_64
# e.g.
https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6.4/yum/rhel/7Server/x86_64

# Ubuntu/Debian
https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6.4/apt

Please note, additional OS packages may be installed during this process, so you may also need to provide access to mirrored or local OS repositories, too.

Offline Repo Setup Example

This is a simple example of setting up a local repository

# Setup Repo
curl -sLo- https://deploy.opsview.com/6.4 | sudo bash -s -- -O repo

Create local area to store Opsview packages

reposync  -l -p --repoid=https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6.4/yum/centos/7Server/x86_64 --download_path=/var/tmp/local_opsview_repo

Inform the Package manager of the Opsview files

createrepo -v /var/tmp/local_opsview_repo

Add a repo source file

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/localrepo.repo

[localrepo]
name=Opsview Local Repository
baseurl=file:///var/tmp/local_opsview_repo
gpgcheck=0
enabled=1

Refresh the package manager cache

yum clean all
yum makecache fast

You will also need to take a copy of the installation script (and verify its checksum) before transferring this to the target server:

curl -sLo- https://deploy.opsview.com/6.4 > install_opsview
sha256sum install_opsview

Ensure the returned string matches the following:

2da0afe19da7a3d39fc54882b353cfe21878cabc854aed6aea939e9a81491327

Installation

Note: All of these steps should be run as the root user.

  1. Using the Opsview Monitor deploy script downloaded earlier, install the initial package set. Specify a suitable <password> to use with the Opsview Monitor admin account here.
bash ./install_opsview -p <password> -O fire,boot

This will make use of both the mirrored OS repository and the mirrored Opsview repository you have previously set up and configured.

  1. Amend the file /opt/opsview/deploy/etc/opsview_deploy.yml and ensure all hostnames detected have the domain specified on them, for example, assuming the hostname is opsmonitor:
orchestrator_hosts:
  opsmonitor.example.com:
    ip: 192.168.0.10

Note: change example.com to match your own domain

  1. Amend the file /opt/opsview/deploy/etc/user_vars.yml and add in the following appropriate line for your OS to specify the URL to your local Opsview Monitor package repository mirror:
# CentOS/RHEL
opsview_repository_str_yum: 'http://my.repo/$basearch/'
# Debian/Ubuntu
opsview_repository_str_apt: 'deb http://my.repo/ trusty main'
# Pre-flight check for the repository
check_uri_opsview_repository: 'http://my.repo/'

If you intend to use optional modules, you can enable them by adding lines as follows (note: these will still need an appropriate license to enable them) in the same file:

opsview_module_netaudit: True
opsview_module_netflow: True
opsview_module_servicedesk_connector: True
opsview_module_reporting: True
opsview_module_snmp_traps: True
  1. Continue the installation using the following command:
bash ./install_opsview -p <password> -O inst

Note: If a more advanced setup is required then take a look the Advanced Automated Installation documentation first.

  1. Run the post-install configuration step:
/opt/opsview/deploy/bin/opsview-deploy lib/playbooks/setup-monitoring.yml

Activation

Once successfully installed, perform a manual activation by following the steps on Managing your Subscription

After activation is successful, run:

/opt/opsview/deploy/bin/opsview-deploy lib/playbooks/setup-opsview.yml

This will check your newly activated license and ensure all appropriate modules are installed and configured for your use.

Logging in

During the installation, a single administrative user will have been created. The credentials for this user are:

username: admin
password: <password supplied during installation>

After the system is activated, carry out a reload by navigating to 'Configuration => [System] => Apply Changes' and pressing the Apply Changes button.